A couple of years ago I was invited by Albert and Comfort Ocran of Legacy and Legacy to participate in their JoyFM radio show, The Springboard Show. It was great being on national radio and giving insights on blogging, but the most interesting aspect of that experience was my discussion with the Ocrans our our way home after they offered me a ride. 

Long story short, we discussed the importance of leadership, professional and self-development in creating a renaissance of sorts in Ghana and on our continent. With innovative initiatives like the Springboard Road Show, Festival of Ideas and the Knowledge Center, Legacy & Legacy is at the forefront of empowering Ghanaians who dare to dream. 
The 2014 edition of the Springboard Road Show themed “Repositioning” will kick off from February 1 to March 15, 2014 and will focus on Entrepreneurship, Career and Finance. 
The aim?
Business coaching and entrepreneurial skills training to 30,000 tertiary students and young executives.
Why should you attend?
Awesome opportunity to learn and network.
How is it relevant to Ghana, Africa?

“For small and micro businesses in less developed countries, employers reported that job applicants commonly lack soft skills such as the ability to manage time, be punctual and communicate effectively.” – McKinsey, 2012

So, what do you say about getting a head start on the competition? 

For more information, read on for official press release. Click below for an audio recording of the Springboard radio show on blogging, which I participated in along with +Derrydean Dadzie and +Mac-Jordan Degadjor

Legacy & Legacy – Official Press Release
The eighth edition of the annual Springboard Road Show is expected to empower 30,000 tertiary students and young executives with entrepreneurial skills and business coaching. The six-week long nationwide tour is expected to start from Bolgatanga on 1st February and climax in Cape Coast on 15th March, 2014.

In a press release to mark the 100-day countdown, Mrs. Comfort Ocran, Executive Director of the Springboard Road Show Foundation, stressed that Springboard 2014, which would be under the theme, “Repositioning” would focus on three thematic areas, namely Entrepreneurship, Career and Finance.

The Springboard Road Show is the brainchild of motivational speakers and authors, Albert and Comfort Ocran. Since it’s inception in January 2007, it has grown to become the nation’s biggest and most comprehensive motivational and career development tour traveling nationwide every year.

Springboard brings accomplished business leaders and resource persons in touch with the emerging generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in a mentoring experience. According to Mrs. Ocran, the 2014 edition is being repackaged like a “mobile university” to bring participants practical career development knowledge that they cannot get in the regular classroom. As a special feature, exceptional participants with high potential would be identified and placed in internships in partner companies to facilitate their rapid development.

She stressed that apart from the 30,000 young executives and tertiary students who would be attending the event nationwide, organizers would also work with technology partners and corporate sponsors to bring the experience to millions across the world through live streaming, audio conferencing and other technology platforms.

With over 100,000 alumni, a number of whom now occupy influential positions in the business and corporate world, the Springboard Road Show will continue to provide an effective platform for empowering the nation’s youth and helping to eradicate unemployment.

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Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.

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